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OU Law Holds BOA Negotiation Competition

This week, 121 OU Law students participated in the Board of Advocates Negotiation Competition. The group of students included 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and those pursuing the LLM. Competitors were given short fact patterns with general information known to both parties and confidential facts known only to their clients.

This year’s winners are Douglas Brooking and Paige Green (both 1Ls). A complete list of the final round participants is below.
 

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Distinguished International Law Guest Speakers Visit OU Law

Last week, the Oklahoma International Law Society (OILS) and Professor Evelyn Aswad hosted Joe and Elizabeth Cassidy to discuss Religious Freedom and Refugee Issues with OU Law students. During their visit, Joe and Elizabeth participated in a speed-mentoring event for current students. The two guest speakers also met informally with students and faculty at a reception in their honor.

 Joe Cassidy has 25 years of experience in the U.S. Foreign Service and served in many overseas postings, including Iraq, Namibia and Switzerland. 

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In His Own Words: Vilard Mullaliu’s Summer Internship at the Constitutional Court of Kosovo

Above:  3L Vilard Mullaliu with the legal advisers at Kosovo’s Constitutional Court.


After completing a course in international law during my second year of law school, my interest in international law was piqued and I wanted an experience substantive law on the international stage. At the end of my 2L year, OU Law provided me with just that opportunity as I embarked on my trip to the Republic of Kosovo to intern at the Constitutional Court.

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OU Professor Appointed to U.S. Department of State Stakeholder Advisory Board

The U.S .Department of State has appointed Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law Evelyn Aswad to serve on its Stakeholder Advisory Board, which makes recommendations on issues involving business and human rights.  In particular, the Board provides recommendations on the Department’s implementation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Corporations.  The OECD Guidelines are a multilateral and comprehensive corporate social responsibility code of conduct, endorsed by over 40 governments. 

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The Law Deans: Dean Joseph Harroz, Jr., University of Oklahoma College of Law

Re-printed with the permission of Adam Banner and The Oklahoma Legal Group Blog.  The original version can be accessed here.


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